My background is fairly broad having lived in a number of states in the United States and abroad. I have a positive regard for many cultures having lived abroad as well, recognizing that diversity is a part of the world we live in now and our many cultures create a mosaic of life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed in the state of Oklahoma and Colorado. I have a Masters degree in Counseling. My career has included work with families and youth, individuals and couples along with those struggling with serious mental health issues as well as leading organizations and dealing in this capacity with personnel and ways to lead staff and motivate leadership in these settings always striving for positive outcomes. I have had training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and have been a counselor for 20 plus years. I am typically eclectic when working with individuals and families, as well as couples and youth. It is my belief that you can use a socratic approach of questioning and exploring, and challenging gently when working with survivors of trauma, when exploring misconceptions, as well as challenging belief patterns that may be challenging to the day to day coping that we need to have. I believe that we can also explore our patterns of functioning and adapt adding new skills and patterns, traditions and celebrations for example, to place ourselves in a better place to thrive, not only survive in this experience we call life. We have the honor as counselors to travel with you and those you care about on your journey briefly, and this we do with the utmost respect for who you are and for how you wish to see yourself and your family and loved ones succeed and overcome the current challenges you are facing.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
CO LPC LPC.0015803
OK LPC LPC01602
Very helpful and considerate.
Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Andrew is a great counselor
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Andrew for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues
Andrew is a gentle soul. At the same time he is always present and assertive with his comments and suggestions making me feel that he can meet me where I am. He listens and empathizes with my situation or the core issue at hand. He is a great therapist indeed.
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I did not have a lot of direction for what I needed from BetterHelp and Andrew but Andrew did a great job of just being a listening ear and providing friendly advice about all manner of life situations. As a result I have made progress towards several goals that I didn't even really know I had before and have gotten to a much better place personally that I was at when I started.
Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
Appreciate the work to date and suggestions/direction in each session. Seeing some results already.
Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
It’s difficult to put into words the quality that someone has to offer. I strongly recommend Andrew.
Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Andrew for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes